The blastomyces antibody immunodiffusion test is used for the in vitro determination of precipitating antibodies to Blastomyces dermatitidis. It is also used as an aid in the diagnosis of Blastomycosis.
The result is not intended to be used as the sole means for clinical diagnosis or patient management decisions.
Serum: Collect serum specimens in serum separator or red top tube. Allow blood to clot for 30 minutes, then centrifuge. Pipette serum into a plastic screw cap vial.
Serum: 0.25 mL per antibody
Any specimen types other than serum.
Ship on dry ice to arrive Monday‐Friday using a next day delivery service. Frozen ice packs may be substituted if sample is shipped the day of collection.
Testing performed Tuesdays and Fridays.
Serum: TAT 3 days from setup
Antibody not detected